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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Routers
Product Type: Router
Original price $412.00 - Original price $4,336.00
Original price
$412.00 - $4,336.00
Current price $412.00
Title: Used

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Product Description

The ME-3600X-24CX-M is a versatile networking hardware featuring 24 GE Ports, 8 Dual Access (10/100/1000 and SFP) Ports, 16 SFP Ports, 4 10 GbE XFP Ports, 16 T1/E1 Ports, and 4 OC3 Ports, designed to support a wide range of Ethernet services including Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling, Virtual Private Wire Service, and Ethernet Data Plane Loopback. It operates within a temperature range of -40 °C to 65 °C, at altitudes up to 6000 ft, and complies with multiple emissions standards such as EN 55022 Class A and EN 55024, housed in a 2 RU form factor with dimensions of 3.5 in. height, 17.5 in. width, and 15.5 in. depth, and weighs 17.6 lbs. The device guarantees reliability with a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 227,840 hours, and includes multiple indicators for port status, power, alarm, and system status, ensuring optimal performance and monitoring.

Key Feature for the ME3600X24CXM

  • What is the number of Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports available?
    There are 24 GE ports available.
  • How many Dual Access Ports does the device support?
    The device supports 8 Dual Access (10/100/1000 and SFP) Ports.
  • Can you detail the number of SFP and 10 GbE XFP ports available?
    There are 16 SFP Ports and 4 10 GbE XFP Ports available.
  • What are the supported Ethernet Services?
    It supports Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling, Virtual Private Wire Service, and Ethernet Data Plane Loopback.
  • What is the operating temperature range of the device?
    The operating temperature ranges from -40 °C to 65 °C.
  • How many T1/E1 and OC3 ports are included?
    There are 16 T1/E1 Ports and 4 OC3 Ports included.
  • What are the device's dimensions and weight?
    The device measures 3.5 in. in height, 17.5 in. in width, 15.5 in. in depth, and weighs 17.6 lbs.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
    The MTBF is 227,840 Hours.
  • What environmental conditions can the device operate under?
    It can operate up to 6000 ft altitude, with 5% to 85% non-condensing relative humidity, and within a -40 °C to 65 °C temperature range.
  • What are the compliance standards for emissions?
    The device complies with EN 55022 Class A (CISPR22 Class A), EN 55024, EN 300 386, and VCCI Class A.

Product Review

The Cisco ME-3600X-24CX-M offers a versatile set of connectivity options, including 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 16 SFP ports, and 4 10 GbE XFP ports, catering to a wide range of network infrastructure needs. However, its operational noise levels, peaking at 78 dBA, might be a concern in quieter office environments. Additionally, the device's impressive operating temperature range (-40 °C to 65 °C) and high MTBF of 227,840 hours ensure reliability in various environmental conditions and contribute to a lower total cost of ownership over time.


The Cisco ME-3600X-24CX-M is a versatile and high-capacity network switch designed to cater to the demands of next-generation Ethernet networks. With a focus on delivering high performance and reliability, this device is engineered to support a wide range of networking applications in both enterprise and service provider environments. At its core, the Cisco ME-3600X-24CX-M boasts an impressive array of connectivity options. It features 24 Gigabit Ethernet ports, ensuring ample capacity for high-speed data transfer and connectivity. For enhanced versatility, it includes 8 dual-access ports capable of supporting both 10/100/1000 Ethernet connections and SFP modules, alongside 16 dedicated SFP ports for fiber optic connections. Furthermore, the device is equipped with 4 10 Gigabit Ethernet XFP ports, offering high-capacity backhaul options for demanding applications. In addition to its Ethernet capabilities, the Cisco ME-3600X-24CX-M provides 16 T1/E1 ports and 4 OC3 ports, facilitating a wide range of telecommunications connections. This makes it an ideal solution for organizations that require integrated support for both data and voice services.
  • Ethernet Services Layer 2 Protocol Tunneling
  • Virtual Private Wire Service
  • Ethernet Data Plane Loopback
Designed to operate in challenging environments, the Cisco ME-3600X-24CX-M can function within a broad temperature range, from as low as -40 °C to as high as 65 °C. It is capable of operating at altitudes of up to 6000 ft, ensuring its reliability across various geographic locations. Humidity tolerance ranges from a minimum of 5% (non-condensing) to a maximum of 85% (non-condensing), further attesting to its robustness in diverse operational conditions. In terms of acoustics, the Cisco ME-3600X-24CX-M maintains a typical noise level of 55 dBA, with a maximum noise output of 78 dBA, balancing performance with a consideration for noise sensitivity in work environments. Storage conditions are equally resilient, with temperature tolerances ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C and an altitude resilience of up to 15,000 ft. With a focus on compliance and safety, the device meets several key emissions standards, including EN 55022 Class A (CISPR22 Class A), EN 55024, and EN 300 386, among others, ensuring its compatibility and safe operation within a wide range of regulatory environments. The Cisco ME-3600X-24CX-M is housed in a 2 RU form factor, with dimensions of 3.5 inches in height, 17.5 inches in width, and 15.5 inches in depth, weighing in at 17.6 lbs. Its design incorporates various indicators for per-port status, power input/output status, alarm status, and system status, enabling easy monitoring and management. With a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 227,840 hours, the Cisco ME-3600X-24CX-M exemplifies reliability and longevity in network hardware, offering peace of mind and reduced operational disruptions for its users.


Item Part NumberCisco ME-3600X-24CX-M
Gigabit Ethernet Ports Count24
Hybrid Ports (10/100/1000 & SFP) Quantity8
Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) Ports Number16
10 Gigabit Ethernet XFP Ports Total4
T1/E1 Interface Ports Quantity16
OC3 Interface Count4
Supported Ethernet ServicesLayer 2 Tunneling, Private Wire Service over Ethernet, Loopback at Ethernet Layer
Lowest Working Temperature-40 °C
Highest Working Temperature65 °C
Operational Elevation Limit6000 ft
Humidity Range for Operation (Non-Condensing Minimum)5%
Humidity Range for Operation (Non-Condensing Maximum)85%
Peak Acoustic Noise Level78 dBA
Average Noise Level55 dBA
Lowest Temperature for Storage-40 °C
Highest Temperature for Storage70 °C
Maximum Elevation for Storage15,000 ft
Standards for EmissionsEN 55022 Class A, EN 55024, EN 300 386, VCCI Class A
Device Size2 RU
Device Height3.5 in.
Device Width17.5 in.
Device Depth15.5 in.
Unit Weight17.6 lbs
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)227,840 Hours
Diagnostic IndicatorsPort Activity LEDs, Power Status, Alarm Conditions, System Operations

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